A 37-year-old female asked:
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do i need to have surgery for a dislocsted disc?

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Dr. Leroy Fleischer
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No such thing: Discs don't "dislocate." you may have a bulging disc, and this can be treated a variety of ways such as physical therapy or steroid injections. Surgery is a last resort in most cases.
Answered on Oct 3, 2013
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Dr. Robert Masson
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Herniated: A herniated disc usually does not need surgery, over 90% of the time! but it really depends on the unique situation! and severe symptoms need proper evaluation. Conservative treatment is usually all needed, but there is a trend to mistreat people who need early surgery because of neurological damage. For nerve damage get early evaluation at a high level.
Answered on Nov 18, 2013

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